Alice Austen House


10/3/1510:00am– 11:00am

Family Fun Day: Alice and Me Self-Portraiture


Families will be introduced to the art of portraiture, using Alice Austen’s photographs as guides. After learning the basics of photography, participants will stage their own self-portrait, expressing their own personality. Each participant will select their own unique setting and props. Portraits will be printed for you to take home. Perfect for families with children ages 5 and up. Materials provided. Secure your spot today, space is limited: 718-816-4506 x10 or

10/3/151:00pm– 3:00pm

Walking Tour: Rambling Through Rosebank

$10/$8 museum members

Take a walk in Alice’s neighborhood, visiting the places special to the Austen Family, including St. John’s Rectory. RSVP to 718-816-4506 x10 or

10/4/152:00pm– 4:00pm

iPhoneography: The Good, The Bad, and The Creative

$10/$8 museum members

iPhones are today’s most popular camera. Like other cameras, iPhones can be used to help record family history and express yourself artistically. Instructor Joel Heffner will teach you the basics and divulge secrets to getting the most out of your iPhone. Unlike the cameras of yesteryear, iPhones also offer a plethora of apps that can be used to enhance your images. The best apps will be discussed and demonstrated. Bring your iPhone and be ready to make art while you learn! Joel Heffner is an author, speaker, and photographer who has been conducting photo workshops for 30 years. He takes photographs with everything from a pinhole camera to the latest iPhone. RSVP to 718-816-4506 x10 or

10/16/157:00pm– 9:00pm

Portraits & Punch

Taking a cue from the elegance of the Victorian age, and from the home’s most famous resident, this event will give guests the opportunity to don period style props and pose for silhouette portraits in a specially-designed photo booth. Attendees will enjoy a historically-inspired libation and other light refreshments.  Guests can also view the recently opened exhibit, Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place, an installation of nearly 100 snapshots capturing the daily life Clear Comfort. Proceeds support the museum. Advance tickets required: $40/$35 museum members

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10/17/15– 10/18/15

Open House New York


11:00 am- 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

Free tours of Clear Comfort, Alice Austen’s historic home, featuring a glimpse into Alice’s darkroom.

10/30/158:00pm– 10:00pm

An Evening of Ghostly Intimations

A delightfully haunted evening featuring photographer Shannon Taggart of the Morbid Anatomy Museum along with special guest speakers exploring art and occult phenomena.